Vision and Method in Historical Sociology

Author: Theda Skocpol

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521297240

Category: Social Science

Page: 410

View: 2870

Some of the most important questions of the social sciences in the twentieth century have been posed by scholars working at the intersections of social theory and history viewed on a grand scale. The core essays of this book focus on the careers and contributions of nine of these scholars: Marc Bloch, Karl Polanyi, S. N. Eisenstadt, Reinhard Bendix, Perry Anderson, E. P. Thompson, Charles Tilly, Immanuel Wallerstein, and Barrington Moore, Jr. The essays convey a vivid sense of the vision and values each of these major scholars brings (or bought) to his work and analyze and evaluate the research designs and methods each used in his most important works. The introduction and conclusion discuss the long-running tradition of historically grounded research in sociology, while the conclusion also provides a detailed discussion and comparison of three recurrent strategies for bringing historical evidence and theoretical ideas to bear upon one another. informative, thought-provoking, and unusually practical, the book offers fascinating and relevant reading to sociologists, social historians, historically oriented political economists, and anthropologists - and, indeed, to anyone who wants to learn more about the ideas and methods of some of the best-known scholars in the modern social sciences.
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Vision and Method in Historical Sociology

Author: Theda Skocpol

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521229289

Category: Social Science

Page: 410

View: 7680

Some of the most important questions of the social sciences in the twentieth century have been posed by scholars working at the intersections of social theory and history viewed on a grand scale. The core essays of this book focus on the careers and contributions of nine of these scholars: Marc Bloch, Karl Polanyi, S. N. Eisenstadt, Reinhard Bendix, Perry Anderson, E. P. Thompson, Charles Tilly, Immanuel Wallerstein, and Barrington Moore, Jr. The essays convey a vivid sense of the vision and values each of these major scholars brings (or bought) to his work and analyze and evaluate the research designs and methods each used in his most important works. The introduction and conclusion discuss the long-running tradition of historically grounded research in sociology, while the conclusion also provides a detailed discussion and comparison of three recurrent strategies for bringing historical evidence and theoretical ideas to bear upon one another. informative, thought-provoking, and unusually practical, the book offers fascinating and relevant reading to sociologists, social historians, historically oriented political economists, and anthropologists - and, indeed, to anyone who wants to learn more about the ideas and methods of some of the best-known scholars in the modern social sciences.
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Handbuch Staat

Author: Rüdiger Voigt

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658207442

Category: Political Science

Page: 1988

View: 4523

Dieses Handbuch schließt eine zentrale Forschungslücke, denn das Thema „Staat“ ist heute wichtiger denn je. Im deutschen Sprachraum fehlt es aber an aktuellen, umfassenden und zugleich kompakten Darstellungen des Themas. Im Unterscheid zu juristisch orientierten Staatslexiken wird im neuen „Handbuch Staat“ die sozialwissenschaftliche Perspektive stärker betont. Das komplexe Feld „Staat“ wird von einschlägigen Experten umfassend und aus verschiedenen Perspektiven analysiert und dargestellt. Gliederungskriterien erleichtern den raschen Zugriff zum Thema. Zu diesem Zweck ist das Gesamtthema in acht Teile untergliedert, um in jedem Teil die wichtigsten Einzelthemen unter einer spezifischen Fragestellung zu bearbeiten.
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Umstrittene Moderne

Soziologische Diskurse und Gesellschaftskritik

Author: Lothar Peter

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658137304

Category: Social Science

Page: 366

View: 3466

Der Band versammelt zentrale spätere Beiträge von Lothar Peter zur soziologischen Theorie, zum Marxismus, zur Kritischen Theorie und über Intellektuelle. Die Beiträge sondieren den gesellschaftskritischen Gehalt marxistischer Diskurse, lebensphilosophischer Reflexionen, des Feminismus, der Soziologie Max Webers und Durkheims sowie des Kommunitarismus. Sie beschäftigen sich auch mit Problemen und Aufgaben der Intellektuellen (Bourdieu, Habermas, Beck, Giddens) sowie den Perspektiven einer gesellschaftskritischen Soziologie heute.
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Soziologische Theorie und Geschichte

Author: Frank Welz,Uwe Weisenbacher

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322890139

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 5616

Seit vor einigen Jahren das Ende der Geschichte erneut proklamiert worden ist, scheint sie wieder in Bewegung gekommen. Welche Bedeutung hat dies, welche Bedeutung hat die Geschichte für die Soziologie? Schließlich steht letztere gerade nach 1989 wieder verstärkt vor der Frage: Inwiefern ist ihr Theoriengerüst und sind ihre Klassifikationssysteme auf die Historizität ihres Erfahrungsgegenstandes vorbereitet? Die interdisziplinäre Fragestellung führt im vorliegenden Band verschiedene Ansätze zusammen. Mit ihr gewinnt die zersplitterte Theoriediskussion in der Soziologie neue Kontur. Alte Zerrbilder einer gesellschafts-deterministischen, einer nomothetisch orientierten und präsentistischen Soziologie sind überholt. Diskutiert werden neuere wie auch, beginnend mit der Soziologie Max Webers, kursierende klassische Theorien. Mit Beiträgen von G. Dux, F. Guttandin, K. Holz, S. Kalberg, G. Lohmann, W. Spohn, I. Srubar, R. Stichweh, T. Sutter, F. Welz und H. Wenzel.
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Passion, Craft, and Method in Comparative Politics

Author: Gerardo L. Munck,Richard Snyder,Gabriel A. Almond

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801884641

Category: Political Science

Page: 773

View: 5974

In the first collection of interviews with the most prominent scholars in comparative politics since World War II, Gerardo L. Munck and Richard Snyder trace key developments in the field during the twentieth century. Organized around a broad set of themes—intellectual formation and training; major works and ideas; the craft and tools of research; colleagues, collaborators, and students; and the past and future of comparative politics—these in-depth interviews offer unique and candid reflections that bring the research process to life and shed light on the human dimension of scholarship. Giving voice to scholars who practice their craft in different ways yet share a passion for knowledge about global politics, Passion, Craft, and Method in Comparative Politics offers a wealth of insights into contemporary debates about the state of knowledge in comparative politics and the future of the field.
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Geschichtswissenschaft jenseits des Nationalstaats

Studien zu Beziehungsgeschichte und Zivilisationsvergleich

Author: Jürgen Osterhammel

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3647351628

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 3228

Die deutsche Geschichtswissenschaft ist in weiten Teilen von einer nationalgeschichtlichen Perspektive gekennzeichnet. Die in diesem Band gesammelten Aufsätze sind als Einspruch gegen diese einseitige Prägung zu verstehen. Jürgen Osterhammel behandelt zwischen den Polen Vergleich und Beziehungsgeschichte verschiedene Themen der Weltgeschichte, wobei der Begriff »Beziehung« sich nicht auf dem Bereich der internationalen Politik beschränkt, sondern andere Arten von Beziehungen wie etwa Kulturtransfers in gleicher Weise einbezieht. Auch geht es in diesem Band nicht um »Außereuropäische Geschichte« – letztlich eine Kategorie einer auf Europa zentrierten Historie – sondern vielmehr darum, Amerika, Asien, Afrika und Ozeanien in den Horizont einer »normalen« Geschichtswissenschaft zu integrieren. Neben eine nationalgeschichtliche und eine auf Europa zielende Historie könnte so eine Geschichte in weltbürgerlicher Absicht treten. Dabei geht es nicht um Antworten von globaler Gültigkeit, sondern um Fragen in einem universalen Horizont.
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Wege der Gesellschaftsgeschichte

Author: Jürgen Osterhammel,Dieter Langewiesche,Paul Nolte

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525364222

Category: Science

Page: 294

View: 2642

English summary: Since the publication, in 1975, of its first volume, Geschichte und Gesellschaft has established itself as one of the leading journals for social history in the world. This collection of articles, by acting and former editors of the journal, takes stock of approaches to the history of society and sketches visions for the future. German description: Seit dreiaig Jahren ist Geschichte und Gesellschaft die Zeitschrift fur historische Sozialwissenschaft. Aus diesem Anlass erortern aktive und fruhere Herausgeber die Zukunft von Gesellschaftsgeschichte im internationalen Rahmen. Einige Beitrage werfen einen Blick auf klassische Themen der Gesellschaftsgeschichte, andere reformulieren die Grundlagen einer Geschichte sozialer Strukturen und Praktiken nach dem cultural turn und angesichts der Herausforderung durch eine globale Geschichtsbetrachtung. Eine dritte Gruppe behandelt das Verhaltnis zu Nachbardisziplinen der Geschichtswissenschaft, vor allem zur Politikwissenschaft und zur Okonomie. Ein vierter Schwerpunkt des Bandes liegt schliealich auf Staatsentwicklung und gesellschaftlichem Wandel in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.
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Max Weber's Comparative-Historical Sociology Today

Major Themes, Mode of Causal Analysis, and Applications

Author: Professor Stephen Kalberg

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 140949537X

Category: Social Science

Page: 350

View: 2219

Bringing together the author's major scholarly work on Weber over the last thirty years , offering a rich examination of the major themes in his sociology, alongside a reconstruction of his mode of analysis and application of his approach, this book will appeal to scholars around the world with interests in social theory, German and American societies, cultural sociology, political sociology, the sociology of knowledge, comparative-historical sociology, and the sociology of civilizations.
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International Relations and Historical Sociology

Breaking Down Boundaries

Author: Stephen Hobden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134666780

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 5150

This book provides an original analysis of recent work by key historical sociologists through the prism of International Relations. Stephen Hobden investigates the number of issues which overlap between the two disciplines by focusing on three main themes: * the ways in which historical sociologists approach international relations in general and the concept of an international system in particular * recent advances on the concept of the state as developed by Historical Sociology and their implications for International Relations * the potential for productive dialogue between the two schools of thought.
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Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory

Author: Michael B Schiffer

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483214850

Category: History

Page: 420

View: 8010

Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory, Volume 11 is a collection of papers that discusses world systems theory, modeling interregional interaction in prehistory, and the archaeological analysis of ceramics. Some papers review dating and weathering of inorganic materials, strategies for paleo-environmental reconstruction, as well as deposits and depositional events. One paper reviews the Old World state formation that occurred in West Asia during the fourth and third millennia B.C. Another paper examines the role of interactions among societies in the process of local social change, and the need for archaeologists to develop a framework in which to analyze intersocietal interaction processes. The presence of items such as ceramics is associated directly to factors of availability, functions, economic values, or ethnic affiliation. As an example, one paper cites the use and misuse of English and American ceramics in archaeological analysis in identifying cultural patterns and human behavior. Another paper notes that each biological or mechanical agent of transport and deposition has its own respective attributes on a deposit where the attributes of sedimentary particles on the deposit can be defined. From such definitions, the archaeologists can make observations and inferences. Sociologists, anthropologist, ethnographers, museum curators, professional or amateur archaeologists, and academicians studying historical antiquities will find the collection very useful.
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The Oxford History of Historical Writing

Volume 5: Historical Writing Since 1945

Author: Axel Schneider,Daniel Woolf

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191036773

Category: History

Page: 744

View: 7953

The fifth volume of The Oxford History of Historical Writing offers essays by leading scholars on the writing of history globally since 1945. Divided into two parts, part one selects and surveys theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches to history, and part two examines select national and regional historiographies throughout the world. It aims at once to provide an authoritative survey of the field and to provoke cross-cultural comparisons. This is chronologically the last of five volumes in a series that explores representations of the past across the globe from the beginning of writing to the present day.
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Constructing Social Research

The Unity and Diversity of Method

Author: Charles C. Ragin,Lisa M. Amoroso

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412960185

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

View: 2048

Constructing Social Research: The Unity and Diversity of Method, Second Edition is a concise, innovative text designed for Research Methods courses in the Social Sciences. The main goal of this Sociology for a New Century Series text is to show unity within the diversity of activities called social research. The first part of the book tackles questions like “What is social research?” “How does it differ from journalism, documentary film-making, or laboratory research in the natural sciences?” and “What is the researcher’s obligation to those he or she is studying?” The book also covers the how the various goals of social researchers shape the strategies they use and the representations of social life they construct. The latter part of the book is structured around the typical emphases of each tradition: qualitative research on commonalities, comparative research on diversity, and quantitative research on relationships among variables. These are not rigid divisions and research designs often blend aspects of each tradition in creative ways. Regardless of the approach, the process of representing social life through research involves a dialogue of ideas (“theory”) and evidence (“data”). The model of social research put forth by Ragin and Amoroso is not as restrictive as the scientific method and encompasses social research ranging from research examining the complexities of everyday life to research investigating the power of transnational processes.
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Challenging the Qualitative-Quantitative Divide

Explorations in Case-focused Causal Analysis

Author: Barry Cooper,Judith Glaesser,Roger Gomm,Martyn Hammersley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441142207

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 2886

An exploration of case-focused methods as a means of bridging the quantitative-qualitative divide and the key methodological issues.
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The Troubles in Ballybogoin

Memory and Identity in Northern Ireland

Author: William F. Kelleher

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472089781

Category: History

Page: 257

View: 2213

DIVA fascinating exploration of how social memory serves to hinder communication and foster disorder in Northern Ireland /div
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The Origins of American Social Science

Author: Dorothy Ross

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521428361

Category: History

Page: 508

View: 5958

Focusing on the disciplines of economics, sociology, political science, and history, this book examines how American social science came to model itself on natural science and liberal politics. Professor Ross argues that American social science receives its distinctive stamp from the ideology of American exceptionalism, the idea that America occupies an exceptional place in history, based on her republican government and wide economic opportunity. Professor Ross shows how each of the social science disciplines, while developing their inherited intellectual traditions, responded to change in historical consciousness, political needs, professional structures, and the conceptions of science available to them. This is a comprehensive book, which looks broadly at American social science in its historical context and to demonstrate the central importance of the national ideology of American exceptionalism to the development of the social sciences and to American social thought generally.
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The Comparative Political Economy of the Welfare State

Author: Thomas Janoski,Alexander M. Hicks

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521436021

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 395

View: 9733

Comparative research is exploding with alternative methodological and theoretical approaches. In this book, experts in each one of these methods provide a comprehensive explanation and application of time-series, pooled, event history and Boolean methods to substantive problems of the welfare state. Each section of the book focuses on a different method with a general introduction to the methods and then two papers using the method to deal with analysis concerning welfare state problems in a political economy perspective. Scholars concerned with methodology in this area cannot afford to overlook this book because it will help them keep up on proliferating methodologies. Graduate students in political science and sociology will find this book extremely useful in their careers.
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Comparativ

Leipziger Beiträge zur Universalgeschichte und vergleichenden Gesellschaftsforschung

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783935693943

Category: History

Page: 154

View: 1067

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Values in the Marketplace

The American Stock Market Under Federal Securities Law

Author: James Burk

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412840958

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 207

View: 1014

Posted in Business & Economics